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India Seeks Help From Croatian Football Federation

Indian Minister Yadav and Jozak (photo: HNS)

Indian Minister Yadav and Jozak (photo: HNS)

Croatian Football Federation’s Technical Director, Romeo Jozak, has just returned from a 3-day visit to India, where he discussed potential co-operation with the Indian Football Federation…

Jozak was in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where he was hosted by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav.

Yadav hosted Jozak in Uttar Pradesh

Yadav hosted Jozak in Uttar Pradesh

India is currently in the midst of a big football expansion and are keen to explore the experience of successful football countries. India invited Jozak to discuss a number of issues, including potential cooperation between the two countries.

Indian football going through an expansion phase

Indian football going through an expansion phase

“I am honored to receive great hospitality by the esteemed Mr. Akhilesh Yadav during my visit to Lucknow. I met a true sports fan that truly seeks to enable young footballers from his country the best opportunity for development, including top trainers, and thereby make football a popular sport there. Croatian coaches definitely can play an important role in the development of football in India, and we have already agreed on concrete initial steps in this direction,” said Jozak after returning from India.

2017 will be an important year for both nations, with Croatia hosting the U-17 European Championships, and India hosting the FIFA U-17 World Championships.

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